Angels call up former LexCath standout Maronde

mfields@herald-leader.comAugust 30, 2012 

Former Lexington Catholic star Nick Maronde was called up by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

Maronde, a left-handed pitcher, had been with the Arkansas Travelers in Double-A where he was 3-2 with a 3.34 earned run average. He was the Texas League's player of the week a couple weeks ago after pitching eight scoreless innings in a win over Corpus Christi.

Maronde helped Lexington Catholic win the 2006 state title as a junior. He played college ball at Florida before being taken in the third round of the 2011 draft.

Maronde's former LexCath teammate Ben Revere, who was MVP of the 2006 state tournament, starts in the outfield for the Minnesota Twins. He's batting .306 with 30 stolen bases.

Former Lexington Christian pitching star Robbie Ross, who played against Revere and Maronde in high school, has been with the Texas Rangers all this season. Working out of the bullpen, Ross is 6-0 with a 1.78 ERA. He has 43 strikeouts and 22 walks in 61 innings.

Former Lexington Catholic coach Rodney Martin remembered 2006 games between the Knights and LCA. "Three big leaguers on the field ... pretty cool," Martin said in a text message.

Mike Fields

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